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About this document

TypoScript can be used to create templates for the TYPO3 frontend, but also to configure the TYPO3 backend. In this case, it is called "TSconfig". TSconfig is divided into configuration for pages ("Page TSconfig") and configuration for users and groups ("User TSconfig"). Each variant is further detailed in its own chapter. TSconfig offers vast possibilities of customizing the TYPO3 backend.

For details about the nature of TypoScript as a syntax, please read about the TypoScript Syntax in "TYPO3 Explained".

What's new

This version of the TSconfig Reference was updated for TYPO3 CMS version 6.2.

For TYPO3 6.2 the User TSconfig property options.clearCache.system has been added which allows a non-admin user to clear frontend and page-related caches, plus some backend-related caches. The new property mod.web_view.previewFrameWidths allows to emulate device widths. When using the property field.options.pageTree.searchInAlias the search in the pagetree (filter) also filters on the URL alias field. The new User TSconfig property excludeDoktypes allows to hide pages with certain doktypes in the page tree. And last but not least the new Page TSconfig property options.backendLayout.exclude allows to control which backend layouts are usable.

For TYPO3 6.1 the Page TSconfig property noExportRecordsLinks has been added, which allows to hide the buttons "Export" and "Download CSV file" in the list module.

In TYPO3 6.0 already the property mod.SHARED.colPos_list had been removed. Use Backend Layouts instead (see Example for Backend Layouts).

Full list of changed properties

You can find a list of changes for more recent TYPO3 versions in the forge:

TYPO3 4.7:

TYPO3 6.0:

TYPO3 6.1:

TYPO3 6.2:


This document was originally written by Kasper Skårhøj. It has since then been maintained successively by Michael Stucki, François Suter, Christopher Stelmaszyk and Christian Wöbbeking.


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Version Numbers

For new features TSconfig includes a note in which TYPO3 version the feature was added. If such a note is missing, the feature is part of TYPO3 since version 6.2 at least.